TORONTOMay 14, 2020 /CNW/ – Duuo, an on-demand insurance brand of The Co-operators, is announcing the launch of its new gig insurance product with partner, HeyBryan. The first of its kind in Canada, Duuo Gig Insurance will be available to HeyBryan Experts starting Thursday, May 14th.

Recognizing a gap in the market, Duuo, alongside insurtech partner, Slice Labs, worked to design a “gig insurance” product that could begin to meet the needs of the almost 1.7 million Canadians participating in the gig economy. After finding that annual insurance policies were often not a fit for gig workers, Duuo and Slice worked to create a solution that provided affordable, on-demand coverage that could be purchased in minutes.

Bryan Baeumler, HGTV star and one of Canada’s most recognizable contractors, is the face of the HeyBryan app which connects home maintenance Experts with homeowners searching for assistance with small tasks around the house. Already taking meticulous steps to ensure all Experts joining the app are properly vetted, the partnership with Duuo enables HeyBryan to provide even more security and comfort to its users.

“We’re thrilled to be the first home maintenance mobile marketplace in Canada to offer daily task insurance options for our gig experts, ” says Lance Montgomery, CEO of HeyBryan. “It offers extra protections for HeyBryan experts as well as peace of mind for customers knowing their expert is fully insured for all work performed at their home.”

When developing their new gig insurance product, Duuo sought out HeyBryan due to the organization’s clear commitment to innovation, a mindset that is shared by both organizations.

“When searching for a partner to launch Duuo Gig Insurance, HeyBryan’s dedication to providing Canadian gig workers with an effective, innovative platform inspired us.” Said Robin Shufelt, Managing Director of Duuo. “We want to work with platforms like HeyBryan to provide them with the tools they need to protect their workers.”

Home maintenance is just the beginning for Duuo Gig Insurance. Duuo is eager to begin partnering with platforms specializing in other sectors of the ever-evolving gig economy. For more information please visit

About Duuo

Duuo was created by The Co-operators, a proudly Canadian insurance company founded in 1945 by a small group of farmers and social pioneers who felt traditional insurance didn’t meet their unique needs. Duuo is the 21st century version of this mindset. Launched in late 2018, Duuo is committed to creating new, on-demand solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of Canadians living and working in a highly innovative and fast-paced digital economy.

About HeyBryan Media Inc.

HeyBryan Media (CSE: HEY) (OTCQB: HEYBF) is a peer-to-peer marketplace app offering a friendly and seamless way for customers to connect with trusted and vetted Experts for everyday home-maintenance needs. Founded in 2018, the app is named after Canadian HGTV personality and HeyBryan partner, Bryan Baeumler.



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